As a community of artists, we dream of making our world a more interesting place to live in. We believe that the arts, in all its expressions, will always bring us closer together, connecting us and allowing us to get to know and love one another just a little better. As artists deeply rooted in our traditions, we know from where we are from, not quite sure of where we are going… but always creating in the process!
Our mission is to present, promote and celebrate the cultural identity of the native communities of Peru, focusing on the Andean region and the diffusion of its living, thriving culture. Using art as a catalyst, Abya Yala’s programs help foster cultural exchange and affirm the power of art to transcend issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender and age.
Since 2002, Abya Yala Arte y Cultura, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization, has presented diverse art projects that maintain Andean cultural expressions and promote cultural awareness. Our programs are community grounded, intergenerational and inclusive. Each year, Abya Yala presents and produces a season of events that include: educational and artistic workshops, art exhibitions, community forums, theatrical representations, and culinary and art festivals. Our programs are multidisciplinary and led by professional artists. Special emphasis is always placed on the quality of the artistic expressions and the historical and cultural accuracy of the information presented. An important objective is to increase appreciation and knowledge of traditional Andean art and culture through a deep exploration of authentic millenary traditions, while embracing contemporary artists and their aspirations to grow and re-interpret their cultural knowledge. Our programs involve working collaboratively with other organizations and the community at large, establishing artistic partnerships and convening artists of all genres to nurture shared values and address issues of diversity through the arts.
- Milagros Albrecht
- Patricia Araníbar
- Benjamín Román
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